Atlantis has not disappeared, it is lies in the depths of the sea. On Atlantis, a lot has been said, written thousands of research papers. Historians, archaeologists seekers invited fifty versions of possible locations around the world but the exact location is not named.
Why the confusion? Beginning to understand, discover a pattern that all proposals are initially binding on any one similarity, the discovery of antiquity, a single description under which (who) then adjust the materials. As a result, nothing happened.
The similarity is, and can not find Atlantis. Let us look for a different way of Atlantis, which in this case (by the well-known proposals), before whom not used. – First, we take the method of elimination, where Atlantis could be. As the restriction range, we will use all the snap-orientation, which offered the ancient Greek scholar, a sage (428-347 BC.) Plato (Aristokl) in his works – Timaeus and Critias. These documents and only in some detail a description of Atlantis, its people and historical events related to the life of the legendary island. Aristotle taught me to satisfy my mind, only in what argument convinced me, not only the authority of teachers. Such is the power of truth: you’re trying to deny it, but do your attacks elevate it and give it a great value.
XVI century Italian philosopher, physicist and mathematician Galileo Galilei.Let’s start to cut the ends. – Atlantis could be in any dark corner of the world, and even in the Atlantic Ocean. War (according to the story narration) between Athens and Atlantis – could not be anywhere but in the Mediterranean Sea on this patch of civilization because of the limitations of human development. The world is large – but developed narrow. Athens simply could not with his army and fleet to reach the limits of Atlantis. Water and vast distances that were insurmountable obstacle.
This is a barrier for people was overwhelming, for ships and navigation did not exist.In Greek mythology, it emerged thousands of years after the time of the destruction of Atlantis, the only (!), The hero Hercules (by Homer – XII century BC) accomplished the feat, traveling to the farthest western point of the world – on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. When in the way of any of Hercules Atlas Mountains, he did not climb on them and shot their way through, thus paving the Strait of Gibraltar and connecting the Mediterranean with the Atlantic.
This point and served abroad for mariners in ancient times, so in a figurative sense, Heracles (Hercules) poles, a region of the world, the ultimate expression of peace and walk to the Pillars of Hercules means – to reach a limit. The fact of the western limit reached Hercules (end of the world) – was unattainable other mortals. So Atlantis was closer to the center of an ancient civilization – it was in the Mediterranean. But where exactly? Pillars (according to the story of Plato, for whom lying island of Atlantis) in the Mediterranean Sea has seven pairs! (Gibraltar, the Dardanelles, the Bosporus, Kerch Strait and the mouth of the Nile, etc.).
Pillars were placed at the entrances to the Straits, and to have the same name – Heracles (later Latin name – Hercules). Pillars were used for ancient mariners landmarks and lighthouses. First of all, let us recall briefly that, according to legend, nine thousand years ago there was a war between the peoples who lived on the other side of the Pillars of Hercules, and all those who lived on this side: about this war, and we will tell … As we mentioned, it was once an island, it exceeds the amount Libya and Asia (not all of their geographical area, but rather inhabited in antiquity sites), but now he has failed as a result of the earthquake and turned into impassable mud, bars the way to seafarers who have tried to swim away to the open sea, swimming and doing unthinkable.
This information about Atlantis, dating from the VI century BC It came from an Egyptian priest from Sais Timea (on the coast of Africa, West Nile delta, the current name of the village of Sa el-Hagar). When Timaeus said that the barrier from the remnants of the sunken Atlantis blocks the way – away to the open sea, then this clearly testified to finding Atlantis on its way from the mouth of the Nile in the Egyptian wide waters of the Mediterranean. Pillars of Hercules in ancient times was also called and the entrance to the main (west) The mouth of the Nile, called Irakli mouth, that is, of Hercules, which was the city Irakleum and a temple in honor of Hercules.
Over time, silt and floating material from the sunken Atlantis has carried on the sea, and the island went even deeper into the abyss. As for the nine thousand years happened many great flood (namely many years have passed since that time to this day), the land is not accumulated in the form of any significant shoals, as in other places, but the waves washed off and then disappears into the abyss.Atlantis could not be located in the Mediterranean Sea to the north of the island of Crete. Today, the area is present countless scattered over the waters of small islands, which does not correspond to the narrative of the sinking (!), And this very fact excludes all the territory.
Moreover, the location for Atlantis (according to the description of its size) in the sea north of Crete have lacked. Expedition famous explorer of the sea depths French scientist-oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau in the area north of Crete on the periphery of the islands of Thira (Strongele) Thera discovered the remains of the ancient sunken city, but from the above it follows that it belongs to another civilization rather than Atlantis. The archipelago of islands in the Aegean Sea known for earthquakes, disasters related to volcanic activity, which led to a local lowering of the ground and they are new evidence occur in our time (for example, sank a medieval fortress in the Aegean Sea near the town of Marmaris in the bay on the coast of Turkey).
By narrowing the range of search, we come to the conclusion is that Atlantis could be in only one place opposite the mouth of the Nile – south and east of the island of Crete. She’s out there now, and at a depth of lies fell into a deep depression of the sea. The failure of the water area of nearly oval burly of the coast, horizontal rugosity (from sliding) sedimentary rocks to the center of funnel is well seen on the Internet Review seabed from space. The bottom of the sea in this place resembles a pit sprinkled on top of soft sedimentary rock, there is no solid bottom crust-mantle.
Nezarosshaya Bones into the hole – on the body of the Earth, tkni finger and failure. Egyptian priest Timaeus, in the story about the whereabouts of silt from the submerged Atlantis provides a binding to the Pillars of Hercules (the closest to him in the mouth of West Nile). In another case (and later) is already in the description of Plato’s Atlantis might it comes to other pillars (as already stated above in the Mediterranean there were seven). Later, when Plato expounded the text of his writings on the restatement, Timaeus that time there was already 200 years old, and to clarify information about some pillars is a conversation – there was nobody.
From this arose, and all subsequent confusion to the location of Atlantis. After all, according to the testimony of our records, your country (Athens) put an end to the audacity of countless military forces are sent to the conquest of the whole of Europe and Asia, as a way to stay away from the Atlantic sea. […] On this, the island of Atlantis, there was a surprising magnitude and power of the kingdom, whose authority extended over the whole island, many other islands and on the mainland part of, and in addition, on this side of the strait, they seized Libya down to Egypt and Europe until Tirrenia (west coast of Italy).
Sea, bordering the island of Atlantis (between Crete and Egypt), was called in ancient times, the Atlantic, it was in the Mediterranean Sea, as well as contemporary Aegean Sea, the Tyrrhenian, Adriatic, Ionian. Subsequently, due to an error in relation to the Nile is not Atlantis, but to Gibraltar pillars, called Atlantic and the spread of the ocean strait. Once inside the Atlantic Sea because of the inaccuracy of interpretation and description (Plato, Solon and Critias) – became the Atlantic Ocean. As the Russian proverb says: – We lost our way in broad daylight (seven pairs of pillars). When the left into the deep Atlantis, disappeared with her and the Atlantic Sea.
Timaeus, telling the story of Atlantis, said that the victory of Athens brought freedom from the bondage of all other nations (including the Egyptians) who have not yet been enslaved Atlanteans – on this side of the Pillars of Hercules (speaking of himself – on Egypt). It was then, Solon, your government showed to the world the brilliant proof of his prowess and strength: all surpassing fortitude and experienced in military affairs, it first took over the Greeks, but because of the betrayal of the Allies turned to its own, alone met with extremely dangerous and yet overcome by the invaders and winning trophies erected. Those who have not been enslaved, it was saved from the threat of slavery; All of the rest, no matter how much we have lived on this side of the Pillars of Hercules, it generously made free.
But later, when the time came for the unprecedented earthquakes and floods, for one terrible night all your military force was absorbed ground; likewise, and Atlantis disappeared, plunging into the abyss. After that, the sea in those places was up to this day, the non-navigable and inaccessible due to shoaling caused by the huge amount of silt that is left behind settled the island. Even more, you can specify the location of Atlantis from the description of the island. Poseidon, receiving an inheritance … the island of Atlantis, that’s about where in from the sea and up to the middle of the island stretched a plain, according to the legend, more beautiful than any other plains and very fertile.
First, it was said that this entire region lay very high and steeply to the sea, but all the plain surrounding the city (the capital) itself surrounded by mountains, which stretched to the sea, is a smooth surface, long-three thousand Step (580 km.) and in the direction from the middle of the sea – two thousand (390 km.). All this part of the island facing the south wind and the north closed by mountains. These mountains praised the tradition of what they set, size and beauty surpassed all present. Plain … it is an elongated rectangle, for the most part straightforward.
So, following the description – about the middle of the island stretched a plain rectangular 580 by 390 kilometers open to the south and closed to the north by high mountains and large. Vmeschaya these dimensions in a map Atlantic sea north of the mouth of the Nile, we find that the southern part of the Atlantis could be adjacent to Africa (in the region of the current Libyan city of Tobruk, Derna, Egyptian cities on the coast west of Alexandria), and its northern mountainous part could be ( but not the fact) – the island of Crete. In favor of the Atlantis in earlier times (than its mention in ancient Egyptian papyri), namely the tens of thousands of years ago was connected with Africa – it tells the story of the animal world of the island.
Even elephants on the island vodilos great multitude, for the aft enough not only for all other living beings that inhabit the swamps, lakes and rivers, mountains or plains, but for this beast of all the beasts of the largest and most voracious.It should take into account the fact that the end of the Ice Age to the beginning of the melting glaciers of the northern ocean levels rose to 100-130 meters of the land that once connected the Atlantis and Africa, it has been gradually flooded. Elephants and by the way, people – inhabitants of the island (named after their king Atlanta – Atlanta) who came here earlier from the depths of Africa were surrounded by the sea.
Atlanta were ordinary people of the modern type, not four-meter giants, otherwise Athens was not to overcome them. The island, isolated position of residents and led to the isolation of civilization (without wars and external enemies), active, anticipatory external warring barbarians – Development (benefit everything you need on the island was). In Atlantis (in the capital, similar to a hill of an extinct volcano) were the hot springs mineral water, it indicates a high seismic activity area and thin the mantle of the earth’s crust … spring cold and hot spring water, which gave the water in abundance, and, moreover, amazing how the taste, and in the healing power.
I will not assume that the reason for the internal hiccups Earth, which resulted in the Atlantis for a day, and then deeper – sank in the Mediterranean basin. Exactly at the point on the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea is the border between the African and European continental tectonic plates. The depth of the sea, there is a very large – about 3000-4000 meters. It is possible that a powerful blow of a giant meteorite in North America in Mexico, which, according to the National Academy of Sciences of the United States took place 13,000 years ago (about the time) called inertial motions of plates in the Mediterranean. Just as continents, napolzaya each other, breaking the edge mountain – the same process, but in the opposite direction when passing trough forms.
The African plate slightly moved away from European and that was enough to lower Atlantis into the abyss of the sea. The fact that Africa had previously in the history of the Earth moved away from Europe and Asia clearly shows the huge intercontinental rift extending from the Mediterranean Sea, in the words of the lines of cracks in the earth’s crust in the directions – the Dead Sea, the Suez Canal, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian and Gulf of Oman. It is possible (but not certain) that the current Crete – formerly the former northern highest mountainous part of Atlantis is not fell into the abyss of the sea, and, having broken away, to resist the European mainland ledge. On the other hand, if we look at the geographical map of Crete, it is not on the precipice of the mantle of the European continent, and some 100 kilometers from the Mediterranean Atlantic sea.
This means that a catastrophic landslide fault of Atlantis on the current coastline of the island of Crete was not, he only served as an independent unit in the archipelago of the island of Atlantis. Historians, archaeologists wrote: – The excavations in Crete have shown that even after four or five thousand years after the supposed destruction of Atlantis residents of the Mediterranean island sought to settle away from the shore. (The memory of ancestors). Unbeknownst fear drove them into the mountains. The first centers of agriculture and culture are located in some distance from the sea …
About the former Atlantis proximity to Africa and to the mouth of the Nile indirect evidence and extensive Qattara Depression (minus 133 meters below sea level) in the Libyan desert in Egypt in the 50 km. from the Mediterranean coast, as well as lowland west of Alexandria. In addition, through a tectonic fault – depression of the Dead Sea (minus 395 meters) in Israel. All they talk about once committed near the territorial catastrophe-related subsidence of land.Probably not much. Perhaps the search for the capital of Atlantis in the southern part of the Mediterranean Sea in the triangle between the islands of Crete, Cyprus, the mouth of the Nile will bring in the piggy bank of world history a useful result, but it requires research submersibles.
In there are two underwater station Mir, which would be able to participate, to survey and study the bottom. The depression of the Mediterranean on the site is too deep. First, get up, and then deposited on the bottom of the sludge, soil, sediments and subsequent landslides rocks peppered Atlantis. Golden Capital, with its countless treasures in the temple of Poseidon was at a great depth. Inspire others, that confusion with the pillars of Hercules successfully resolved and location of Atlantis has finally been established.
For the sake of historical truth – the Mediterranean basin, the bottom of which lies the legendary island in memory of Atlantis and its inhabitants must return it to the ancient name of the Atlantic sea. This will be the first important international event in the search for and discovery of Atlantis.